I missed the first game while at the Terre Haute North Little League Jamboree - but apparently teams are still pitching to Simpson - not sure why.
I saw most of Game 2. Jr. Katie Armour pitched and kept UNI off balance most of the game. A very questionable call on what appeared to clearly be a foul ball - ruled fair - led to 2 of UNIs runs in the top of the 6th. ISU responded in the bottom with 4 more runs - the big blow a 3 run HR off the bat of Soph. Audrey Childress. Sycamores are now well entrenched in the top 8 for the MVC tourney at 6-9 in the league standings with 8 games to play.
On the day, here are Simpson's numbers:
Game 1: 3-4 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs. 2 HRs in the contest including the game winner on a walk-off 2 run HR.
Game 2: 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBSs. Another HR and an RBI double to go along with a single in the 6th which led to her scoring the winning run.
Sycamores have now won 7 in a row and 9 of last 10.
Keep in mind that they are really doing this with their #2 and #3 pitchers since Sr. Darcy Wood is being redshirted from injury.
Game 3 of the series at 12 noon tomorrow. It is the last home game of the season and the seniors will be honored after the contest.
ISU women come from down 4-0 and score 11 runs in the 5th and 6th innings to win 11-4, I think this is 8 wins in a row for the women. Now, they really need to win some MVC games on the road. at IUPUI Monday and at Illinois State for one mid week game too. IUPUI isn't very good, and the Illinois State game is a winnable game too. Need to keep the winning going to get a better seed at the MVC post season tourney.